YOUR EXECELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF SOKOTO STATE RT HON AMINU WAZIRI (MATAWALLEN SAKKWATO) REPRESENTED BY HIS DEPUTY ALHAJI MUHAMMAD MANNIR DAN IYA.
YOUR EXECELLENCY THE DEPUTY SENATE PRESENT AND CHAIR SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE REVIEW OF 1999 CONSTITUTION SENATOR OVIE OMO-AGEGE ABLELY REPRESENTED BY A RANKING SENATOR IN THE NIGERIAN SENATE AND A ONE TIME GOVERNOR OF KEBBI STATE SENATOR MUHAMMAD ADAMU ALIERU .
YOUR EXECELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF KEBBI STATE H,E, SENATOR ABUBAKAR ATIKU BAGUDU
DISTINGUISHED SENATOR HASSAN MUHAMMAD NASIHA GUSAU, SENATOR REPRESENTING ZAMFARA CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT AND OTHER SENATORS PRESENT HERE
MY HOST SPEAKER SOKOTO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY RT HON AMINU MANYA ACHIDA AND HIS COLLEAGUE FROM KEBBI STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SAMAILA KAMBA
THE DEPUTY SPEAKER ZAMFARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HON MUSA BAWA MUSA YANKUZO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF ZAMFARA SOKOTO AND KEBBI STATE HOUSES OF ASSEMBLY
OTHER DISTINGUISHED PARTICIPANTS OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT EVENT.
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
Mine is to salute the caurage and ordacity of the of our senior colleagues from the the senate who deemed it fit and necessary to take the bull by the horn to review the highest document of the land that’s the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
The choice of sokoto as centre of this historic making event is apt, considering the strategic importance of the seat of the caliphate in the quest and struggle for virile and refined system of administration and democracy days back to the Usmanu Danfodiyo’s jihad that ushered what we have a Northern Nigeria of blessed memory.
The review of the Nigerian constitution is timely going by the fact that yearning and aspirations for the restructuring of our dear country is increasingly enormous.
Our concern we the legislatures generally is not only the review or constitutional amendments but strict adherence to the tenents and provisions amended taking into cognisance the bold step taken by the 8 Assembly under former senate president Bukola Saraki that guaranteed financial autonomy to states legislature and judiciary since 2018 but has never seen the light of the day .
At this juncture may I call on all the relevant stakeholders to please uphold the sanctity of the the constitution by adhering to the all the provisions there in.
Finally the position of zamfara state House of Assembly and by extension the government and good people of zamfara state is being presented in our position paper .
Thank you and wassalamu Alaikum